This product features an engaging "Government Talk" activity that will have your new students thinking, writing, speaking, and moving on the very first day of school. In this activity, they must choose between 6 different quotes about the role of government and articulate why the quote aligns with their perspective on the government. I use this lesson every year to set the tone for what I expect in class - it is a great way to gain insight about their current attitudes towards government's purpose while they get to know one another with a higher level thinking activity as opposed to the same-old, same-old icebreaker.
- Comprehensive Lesson Plan
- "Government" Sheet for students to fill out
- 6 Corresponding "Government Quote" signs to hang up around your room
Though I utilize this product on the first day of school, it really can be used all year long. I hope that it is as successful in your class as it is in mine!
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